Preparation for a successful career teaching young children.

With your Early Childhood A.A.S. from Herkimer College, you’ll be prepared to create a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment with a developmentally-appropriate curricula; observe and document developmental progress; and facilitate home-center communication.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Cost Of Attendance

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Career opportunities await

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Child Day Care Center Teacher
  • Teacher in Preschools, Head Start programs and a variety of other early childhood facilities.

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Early Childhood A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

Kristy Wallace loves building a positive rapport with all of her students. “It makes learning enjoyable and helps with classroom management,” Wallace says.  “I also love that I am able to give back to the youth of my community and provide them with the knowledge that they will need outside of school.”

Faculty members are central to why students from across New York, the United States, and the world choose to pursue their education at Herkimer College. Our esteemed faculty bring expertise and energy to the classroom, as well as an unwavering commitment to each student's success. Take a moment to meet some of our faculty members and discover why they remain in the hearts and minds of generations of alumni. It's easy to see why Herkimer College is among the best community colleges.